STEM Growth Mindset Activities

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Learning Objective

Students will be able to create and explain an idea. Students will be able to follow the design process.


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This kit also comes with posters to print and form a bulletin board display! This activity can be completed as whole group or rotation style. Easy prep & common materials!


  • 1. Posters - Display student sheets and ideas

2. Google Slides Presentation / works with Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Share a copy with students using Google Classroom
  • Includes task cards, response sheets, timer
  • Students can type on the response sheets about what they did or add photos
  • Challenges are easy to complete at home
  • Instructional video
  • Shake break

  • 3.Printable Response sheets - Three drawing extension sheets to meet your students' level
    • Various writing lines, draw only
    • Growth mindset questions

  • 4. Task cards - small and large sizes
  • 6. Student certificates
  • 7. Printable stickers - print on Avery labels
  • 8. Teacher tips & directions

I teach 360 students each week in grades K through 4th, so I created these activities to be able to easily set up, use reusable materials, and need low copying! I can adjust response sheets and challenges to meet each grade level. I need something quick and easy for me, yet engaging and challenging for my students! I hope your students enjoy these as much as mine do! :)

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Total Pages
30 pgs + 10 pg Google Slides
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.


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